Context: Multi-faceted neighbourhoods
The rectangular area is precisely bordered to the north and south by traffic infrastructures.
In the north, the busy track field dominates. As an important infrastructure axis, it creates the national and international address of the site. In the south, the site benefits from the green area of Hexmatt with the adjacent residential zones and enjoys the view of the foothills of the Jura. Here the site is related to the municipal structure and in the geographical context of the region.
Towards the west, the Gempenstrasse with the adjacent municipal workshop marks the transition to the industrial zone. To the east, Grabenmattstrasse and Salinenstrasse form the links to the central zone of Pratteln railway station.
The Salinenstrasse, which slopes down below the tracks, accentuates the insularity of the site in interaction with the railway and tram tracks to the north and south. We believe that this should be emphasised, not least because a "traffic-free area with peripheral access and the favouring of public transport, pedestrian and bicycle traffic" are objectives that bring value to the island like location.
Harry Gugger Studio
Maurus Schifferli Landschaftarchitekt